What is the value of 9682 when rounded to three significant figures?

1 Answer
Aug 26, 2016

Answer:

#color(red)(968)0# has 3 significant figures.

Explanation:

The size of the number stays the same, but it is not as accurate.

3 significant figures means 3 non-zero digits (unless the 0 is between two other digits)
All these numbers are very close to 10,000.

#color(red)(9682)# has 4 significant figures.

#color(red)(968)0# has 3 significant figures.

#color(red)(97)00# has 2 significant figures.

#color(red)(1)0,000# has 1 significant figure.
( In 9682 the 6 rounds the 9 up to 10)